Tricounty News

Prep students to collect instruments

The St. John's Prep Band and Orchestra students will be participating in a benefit to collect instruments. Classical Minnesota Public Radio, in partnership with the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA), presents its second-annual benefit for Minnesota schools, "Play It Forward: Classical MPR's Musical Instrument Drive."ª The program will run May 2-31. The drive establishes local Minnesota schools as drop-off points for individuals to donate their gently used instruments. As of April 26, more than 260 schools have signed up to participate in this year's drive.